Our planet's health is directly connected with the plants, animals, air, water and soil. The health of the plants and animals are directly effected by the health of the environment.
2' X 60' storm pipe leading under the road was filled 3/4 with trash. Flash flooding helps continue to move the trash further down the mountain into the oceans.
It is our duty and privilege to keep our environment healthy and maintained. Without active cleanups, our environment would degrade to a point of no return.
Pollution is generally easy to see. Unfortunately, pollution left alone will breakdown and disperse into the environment. In some cases traveling hundreds of miles away from origin. Pollution can destroy vital ecosystems that are important for our health and well being.
Sailboat sail, beds, chairs, tires, water jugs and children's toys to name a few items found on this cleanup.
To encourage better stewardship of our environment, we need to work together.
It is important that everyone makes an effort to clean up the environment around them.
Participating in local cleanups or just picking up trash in your neighborhood makes a positive difference.
Jason Quetel cleaning up the mangroves.
Each year throughout the U.S.V.I., C.O.R.E. volunteers work diligently educating others while participating in cleanups.
Accumulated Trash in the Mangroves. Plastic, Styrofoam and Aluminum Cans were the dominating trash. All can be Recycled!
Our vision is to have everyone thinking about their immediate environment, then act upon it.
Ghost Trap lying in the middle of a large coral reef.
Batteries, tires, refrigerators, microwaves, beds, rope, plastic and furniture are just a few things that are seen on sides of roads or in the bush. Many items such as batteries, chemicals and oil need to be disposed of in special depositories.
Discarded tires are a common environmental pollutant
Discarded tires provide safe areas for infectious mosquito's to lay their eggs.
Tires must be disposed of properly to assist disease prevention.
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